HURRICANE HARVEY Assistance
As we keep all victims of Hurricane Harvey in our prayers, we have the opportunity to send much needed funds to those who continue to be affected by the hurricane and flooding. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has called for a nationwide collection to aid our brothers and sisters in distress. Donations for the those affected by the hurricane are still being collected.
The funds collected in this one-time special appeal for Hurricane Harvey Relief will be used to support the efforts of Catholic Charities USA, the official domestic relief agency of the U.S. Catholic Church, as they and their member agencies respond to immediate emergency needs for necessities such as water, food, shelter, and medical care as well as to the long term needs to rebuild and recover after widespread destruction, and of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops for pastoral and reconstruction aid to the Church.
You may bring your donations to the Church Office, drop them in the collection basket, or make an immediate donation through Catholic Charities online at: catholiccharitiesusa.org, or by texting CCUSADISASTER to 71777.Thank you for showing your care for those in need through your generosity to this collection.
Prayer in the Wake of Hurricane Harvey
Almighty God, Creator of the universe,
our shelter in the midst of every tragedy,
be with all who are vulnerable and hold them close
as the waters rise and the winds blow.
Grant strength and support to all impacted by Hurricane Harvey
through loss and flooding, displacement and damage.
Send down your blessings of courage and compassion on all rescuers and first responders as they devote themselves to saving their neighbor.
Show us all how to respond to the needs of others.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.